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2011-07-01 09:29:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Plateau Mineral Development, Inc. ("Plateau Metals"). (Pink Sheets: PMDP) announced today it has finalized the production schedule for its newly acquired Little Prince Mine located in the extremely rich north western slope of Breece Hill, Leadville, Colorado. The aggressive initial program calls for the immediate re-opening of the mine with production levels to the mill reaching sixty (60) tons a day with the first 12 to 18 months. Based on the past...

2011-05-27 15:05:00

WILMINGTON, Del., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Auric Mining Co. (OTC: AUMY) (the "Company") reports that it has entered into an agreement with Homestead Colorado Gold Corp., located in Brighton, Colorado, to purchase its mining property known as "The Little Prince Mine" and a surrounding claim known as "Nettie Morgan" located near Leadville, Colorado. The terms of the agreement include a total purchase price and investment of $1.5 million for the property over a 60-month period with no...

2009-10-14 07:20:00

DENVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone, at one time or another, endeavors to find their place in the world. Written in the best tradition of American story telling, "SCRAPS" by David Luck, (published by iUniverse), is a collection of short stories exploring the search for love, lust and longing, and the quest to discover an invaluable sense of place. In one way or another, as the assortment of characters spills forth their lives in an array of everyday settings, they learn how to...

2009-05-14 12:40:00

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the economic downturn of 1857-58, Americans were looking for hope and prosperity, similar to many people today. Hardy souls who struck out across the barren prairie of the American plains did so in search of a new and better life. Colorado's Gold Rush saw about 100,000 gold seekers (known as the 59ers) make their way to the Rocky Mountains. Those who made it settled new and rugged territory. (Photo:...

2008-09-04 03:00:18

By Rosemeyer, Tom The Leadville mining district, whose history, geology, and mineralogy have been described in numerous publications, is one of the most famous silver mining camps in the United States. For an in- depth study of the ore deposits and mineralogy of the district, the reader is referred to Emmons, Irving, and Loughlin (1927), Loughlin (1918, 1926), and Shannon and Shannon (1985). The fortunes of mining made several individuals millionaires, mostly from the profits of the rich...

2008-07-02 12:00:00

By Chris Woodka, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 2--LEADVILLE -- A risk assessment study of the danger posed by blockage of the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel reveals a path that could head off future emergencies. For the time being, there's no imminent danger from a blow-out, and several scenarios show failure of huge plugs in the tunnel would create a trickle over time rather than a dramatic burst, according to the study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Optimum levels of water in...

2008-07-02 09:00:31

By Todd Hartman Two mining giants have agreed to pay Colorado $20.5 million to compensate for a legacy of polluted streams, fish kills and contaminated groundwater from decades of hard rock mining around Leadville. Under terms of a consent decree to be filed in U.S. District Court, ASARCO will pay $10 million and Resurrection/Newmont USA Ltd. will pay $10.5 million in "natural resource damages" to make up for the environmental harm in the mining district. The damages are associated with...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Hector Gutierrez Congress moved one step closer Thursday to finding a long-term fix to a blocked mine drainage tunnel in Leadville that some local officials and residents fear could rupture with catastrophic consequences. The House passed a bill directing the secretary of the Interior, who oversees the Bureau of Reclamation, to immediately take responsibility for fixing the problems at the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunnel. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado Springs,...

2006-11-02 03:00:19

By Bodeen, Chuck FLY THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ON YOUR COMPUTER Suppose you live near Denver, Colo., and you keep your Cessna 172 at Centennial Airport (APA). It's a nice spring day, and you're beckoned by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains to the west. What's the best route for a trip to Leadville Lake County Airport (LXV) and Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)? Frank Cohen and Chuck Gensler at the Aspen Flying Club (www.aspen flyingclub.com) have been kind enough to share their routes with...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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